‘No to capture of the PIC’ – BLF

The following article was previously published on 06 November 2017 on the BLF website and is reissued by BO. The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) continues to give white monopoly capital the public’s pensions funds. The capture of the PIC by white monopoly capital was organized under the tenures of both Trevor Manuel and Pravin Gordhan …

From Gupta TV to Manyi TV: Mzwanele Manyi scoops ANN7 and The New Age

By BO Staff Writer As the progressive 24-hour news channel, ANN7, celebrates its 4th birthday today, news have emerged that the channel will now have a new owner. Business man and chairperson of the Progressive Professional’s Forum, Mzwanele Manyi, has gotten tongues wagging with an unexpected purchase of two of South Africa’s most progressive media …

Why did Pravin Gordhan litigate maliciously?

By Andile Mngxitama The former Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, has lost, with costs, a high court application against the Gupta-owned Oakbay group of companies. The full bench of the high court was scathing in its assessment of Gordhan’s application, which it found to be “unnecessary” and threw it out with costs. But why did …

Pravin Gordhan’s case against the Guptas baseless

By BO Staff Writer The longstanding battle between the Gupta family and the pro-regime change finance minister, Pravin Gordhan is heating up once more. Oakbay Investments lawyers, Van der Merwe & Associates, filed an affidavit to the Pretoria High Court on Friday, responding to the minister’s initial application seeking a declaration that government could not …

Media exposed, Guptas cleared

By BO Staff Writer The Gupta family has now been cleared by over four entities of any wrong doing but you wouldn’t know this from the media reports. The big story over the weekend by the City Press revolved around the alleged Eskom untoward “bail out” of the Gupta family business. But, Eskom has issued …